George Preferred Learning Fraction Concepts with Physical Rather than Virtual Manipulatives

Getenet, Seyum ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8338-4326 (2022) George Preferred Learning Fraction Concepts with Physical Rather than Virtual Manipulatives. In: 44th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA44): Mathematical Confluences and Journeys, 3 July - 7 July 2022, Launceston, Australia.


Abstract

This case study aims to describe the learning characteristics of a child and evaluate his preferences for using physical manipulatives (PM) and virtual manipulatives (VM) to solve fraction problems. The participant in this study was a fourth-grade child. The child was given similar problems to solve using PM and VM. Data sources were observations and interviews conducted with the child during and after the tasks were completed. The results showed that the child engaged and preferred solving fraction problems using PM more than VM. The child stated that PM helped him quickly understand the relationship between various representations of fractions and model them using manipulatives. He reported the VM did not help him solve the
problems.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 01:16
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 01:16
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical manipulatives; virtual manipulatives; fractions; mathematics
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390109 Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1601 Learner and learning > 160103 Primary education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49635

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